Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Weekend park slobs leave a lot of mess
Caring for NYC Parks is big and dirty job. After a weekend of summer fun, NYC Parks Department crews pick up an estimated 120 tons of litter and garbage.
After a recent number of improvement projects in parks across the borough, the city and neighbors want to keep things looking nice.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:10 AM
Labels: litter, parks, Parks Department
Flushing Meadows park around the lake is notoriously filthy on weekends. It's been like this for years and years. Illegal gas grills, loud music, oversized parties and tents, alcohol drinking, smoking, urinating in the lake. Anything goes! No parks enforcement whatsoever!
I don't understand why people are complaining about this. If parks enforcement and PD writes summonses for people dumping or littering its considered harassment and made a racial issue. Now when they sit back and dont "harass" the community and parkgoers by not issuing quality of life summonses and the park turns to sh* t its the city's fault. Pick one. Nice parks and enforcement of rules, or parks where you can do whatever without consequence that are a disaster. You can't have both.
The signs at the park entrance and throughout state:
No loud music
Barbecue only in designated areas
Parks Dept. spends most Flushing Meadows Park $funds on the north side of the park, where the USTA has the stadiums and holds the matches. The south of the LIE side, which has the lake, is ignored and allowed to rot, always flooded.
These parks are little anarchy zones on weekends when comes to restrictions on alcohol, litter, and noise.
I think the community and the police are just fine with that until someone gets shot.
The problem is our elected officials only care about photo ops with big capital expenses on parks which is little more than a periodic 'refreshing' of the furniture.
They do not want to waste time taking care of the day to day enforcement.
Day laborers, trash, noise, that is YOUR problem, not theirs.
You can call 311 or attend periodic 'town hall' meetings so you elected official can make a big show by referring your problem to the brass sharing the stage (and deflecting the blame) from them.
Yea, sure, the brass will take care of your problem. a phone call (perhaps) that soon gets lost.
If you made the effort to hold your politicians feet to the fire your tax dollars, and quality of life, would go a lot further.
Several weeks ago I stopped two young guys from depositing five plastic bags of bottles, cans, paper plates and other party trash into Bowne Park.
They caught an attitude but carried their junk back to the car after I took a photo of them and their license plate.
Good for you! I've stopped people at Kissena from littering - old Asian ladies - what gives?
They know it's wrong because they look both ways before they do it!
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